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Whodunnit's?
 
James Guy - 01:50am Dec 20, 2002 PST
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Here are all my favorites...would love to hear other whodunnit fans' opinions

Death on the Nile
Scream
L.A. Confidential
Charade
Gosford Park
And Then There Were None 1945
Murder by Death
Murder on the Orient Express
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1939
Clue
Evil Under the Sun
Sleeping Car Murder
The Thin Man
Ten Little Indians 1966
Appointment With Death
Mirror Cracked
Beast Must Die
The Last of Sheila
Old Dark House 1963
Name of the Rose
Ten Little Indians 1974
Murder Is Easy 1982
Murder at the Gallop 1963
Murder Most Foul 1965
Murder She Said 1962
Dinner at the Ritz
Song of the Thin Man
After the Thin Man
Another Thin Man
Shadow of the Thin Man
The Thin Man Goes Home
EVERY Charlie Chan Movie


Joy Gold - 10:09pm Jan 31, 2003 PST(#1 of 9)

Gosford Park was an OK movie but diappointing as a mystery. It had a great cast of characters, but that was about it.

The other movie on your list I'd like to comment on is Name of the Rose. the movie is nothing and boring compared to the fantastic book. Read the book.


Dramaticat - 05:33am Feb 3, 2003 PST(#2 of 9)
"These little grey cells - it is up to them" - H. Poirot

I agree the movie lacked something because there was so much to cram into it, but I had problems with all the philosophical discussions in the book. In the end, when I got to a bit like that, I had to skip over it and find the (excellent) storyline again and hope I didn't miss anything too vital. But those bits were just too BORING for me.


Tim Snakesell - 11:33pm Mar 8, 2003 PST(#3 of 9)

I like the Thirty Nine steps (1939) version of Hitchcock. Scream was a whodunnit, though it's a fusion of two genres: the horror movie as spoof and the whoodunnit and Craven has rightly spawned imitations in this direction. The Rosary Murders with Donald Sutherland was great too, in terms of the suspense. Others? Hmmm, there's 'A starnger in the house', ' Coppola's early 'Dementia 13', and 'Black X'mas' which starred Keir Dullea.

What do you all think?


daffodil - 07:28am Mar 9, 2003 PST(#4 of 9)

I liked "the Rosary Murders". Sutherland is always a pleasure to watch. I'm entirely in love with "the 39 steps" Not so much as a who-dunnit, but the atmosphere and the fine humour is great. Hitchçock's "the Lady Vanishes" ain't half bad either.

Don't forget "Sleuth" by Mankiewicz [sp?] and "Don't Look Now" [again with Sutherland] and David Mamet's "House of Games"

Do you guys know these? :o)


Tim Snakesell - 03:11am Mar 22, 2003 PST(#5 of 9)

I liked Sleuth - that the one with Sutherland and Jane Fonda? I thought their chemistry was really great. I missed 'Don't Look Now', though I think this is the one where a couple gets involved with a whole lot of strange things going on, spooky stuff, can you recall it was about in terms of plot? I do know that this movie starred Julie Christie and Sutherland.

House of Games sounds interesting, because I like David Mamet especially. He is a great playwright as well and the man also holds the much envied distinction of co-writing the Script for Brian De Palma's "The Untouchables'. What's House of Games about anyway?


AMY ANGEL - 08:48am Mar 26, 2003 PST(#6 of 9)

I LOVE ANY MOVIE THAT GET MY MIND WORKING TEN LITTLE INDIANS IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE I LOVE ALFRED HITCHCOCKS PYSCHO AND REAR WINDOW BECAUSE JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU UNDERSTAND WHATS GOING ON IT CHANGES


daffodil - 04:13pm Mar 30, 2003 PST(#7 of 9)

That's so true, Amy. I love Hitchçock as well.

Tim; *giggle* I believe that was 'Klute'. 'Sleuth' is with Michael Caine and sir Laurence Olivier. well, it rhymes. :o)

'Don't look now' is about a couple who lose a child by drowning. They go to Venice to forget, meet two paranormal sisters who warn the wife [Christie] of another death. Sutherland - who's feeling guilty about the drowning- thinks he sees his child in the streets of Venice.

I won't go on. I'll spoil it. It gave me the creeps, though.

Lindsay Grouse [sp?] - Mamet's wife - Plays a psychiatrist who's trying to help her patient [Joe Mantegna] a con-man. She learns his tricks and a lot more............... Very dark movie.


Ultramazzy - 10:28am May 13, 2005 PST(#8 of 9)

On that list above, I haveto say, The Last of Sheila is AWESOME. One of the best whodunnits I've seen. Plus it's a cool early 70s mod film to boot!!! The one movie I'm surprised not to see, and no one has mentioned is DeathTrap. Excellent play, excellent movie. !


P Marlowe - 11:39am Aug 31, 2005 PST(#9 of 9)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

Isn't that House of Cards, daffodil?

Another great one by Mamet is "The Spanish Prisoner." Anyone see that? Personally, I loved it.

Could not agree more about movie "The Last of Sheila." Now that was really a good mystery with a stellar cast to boot.

"The Last Seduction" for nitty gritty film noir (modern).

"Wild Things" for enough twists and turns for anyone's liking.

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